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2 die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crashes

By Bose Adelaja

Two persons died, yesterday, in two separate accidents along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, while three others sustained injuries.

It was gathered that one of the accidents occurred at about 6a.m. at the Animal Care axis of the expressway, while the second accident occurred before Ogere Bridge at about 7.15a.m.

The first accident, it was learned, involved a private car, with number plates EGB 411 XA, with two occupants on board.

An eyewitness said: “The driver allegedly dozed off and the car skidded off the road. Though he escaped unhurt, the female occupant died on the spot.”

The scene of one of the accidents.

A Mazda bus with number plates RGB 336XK, with four passengers and loaded with farm produce, was involved in the second accident near Ogere bridge.

It was gathered from eyewitness that the driver of the bus, overloaded with farm produce moving inward Lagos, also dozed off, as he had been driving all night, before ramming into an oncoming tanker, leaving one of the occupants dead and three others injured.

The Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the development to Vanguard, said the rescue operation was jointly carried out by his men and other traffic officers.

He advised motorists to avoid driving while feeling sleepy and to be conscious of their state of health.



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